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Widely regarded as one of the most brilliant songwriters of her generation, Suzanne Vega emerged as a leading figure of the folk-music revival of the early 1980s when, accompanying herself on acoustic guitar, she sang what has been labeled contemporary folk or neo-folk songs of her own creation in Greenwich Village clubs. Since the release of her self-titled, critically acclaimed 1985 debut ... Read more in Amazon's Suzanne Vega Store

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Product details

  • Audio CD (8 Sept. 1992)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Uni/a&M
  • ASIN: B000002G0O
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 265,631 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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  1. Rock In This Pocket (Song Of David) 3:30£0.99  Buy MP3 
  2. Blood Makes Noise 2:28£0.99  Buy MP3 
  3. In Liverpool 4:40£0.99  Buy MP3 
  4. 99.9 F 3:16£0.99  Buy MP3 
  5. Blood Sings 3:17£0.79  Buy MP3 
  6. Fat Man And Dancing Girl 2:19£0.79  Buy MP3 
  7. (If You Were) In My Movie 3:05£0.99  Buy MP3 
  8. As A Child 2:55£0.79  Buy MP3 
  9. Bad Wisdom 3:23£0.79  Buy MP3 
10. When Heroes Go Down 1:55£0.99  Buy MP3 
11. As Girls Go 3:27£0.99  Buy MP3 
12. Song Of Sand 3:05£0.59  Buy MP3 

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CD -EAN 731454000529-A&M-1992 -MADE IN THE USA

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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Martin Turner HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 6 Feb. 2004
Format: Audio CD
This album has had a bad press, which is unfair, if unsurprising.
If you enjoyed Suzanne Vega, Solitude Standing and Days of Open Hand, this heavily industrial album is going to be a big surprise. Given that up to this point guitar has dominated and the sound has been esoteric and more folk than rock, the banging band sound may hit you like a rock out of someone's pocket.
If you leave behind everything you know or expect about Suzanne Vega, though, this is really quite a good album. It brings the questioning, left-field, wistful lyrics into a new space.
Traditional Suzanne Vega fans will enjoy 'In Liverpool' and 'Song of the sand', and may want to avoid the rest. Don't. Give this album time. It will repay you in the end.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Thoughtform on 22 Dec. 2005
Format: Audio CD
Suzanne’s fourth album is the sound of a bird taking flight. Her first three efforts were rooted firmly in the folk clubs of her Greenwich Village past and whilst pleasant enough, were beginning to sound a little stale. ‘99.9F’ breaks this mould and takes her into more experimental territory with, in the main, astounding results. Some may say that the following ‘Nine objects of desire’ is her best album to date but for me, this one beats it hands down for edgy, innovative songwriting, arrangement and production.
This is not to say that she blanked her folk roots – ‘Song of Sand’ is one of her very best voice and acoustic guitar songs – but this album stretches her basic premise with a series of engaging lyrical stories set to unusual, almost industrial, backdrops. The musical settings range from clanging rhythmic urban soundscapes (‘Blood makes noise’) to the ringing guitar appegios of the Beatles (‘In Liverpool’) and back to her beloved acoustic guitar (‘Private goes public’).
As usual, her lyrical perception is spot on and her wry comments on the human condition serve to complement the musical invention displayed on this fine album.
For those who prefer the safer havens of her folk persona, her first three albums are for you, but for those who like to be challenged, this album will repay you over and over. This is exhilarating stuff, the like of which I cannot see her surpassing.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By nicjaytee on 10 Oct. 2006
Format: Audio CD
What makes Suzanne Vega such an interesting artist is that she's not just one of the best rock poets out there but she's prepared to push things to the edge. Usually it's in her subject matter which deals with unusual, occasionally disquieting issues - prostitution, child abuse, death, divorce, even lesbianism - delivered, very cleverly, via strong often ecstatic melodies and driving, tightly metered lyrics that make the impact of what she's actually singing about so hauntingly effective.

But on 1992's "99.9F" she and her husband, Mitchell Froom, took things one step further - adding challenging and, for the time, highly adventurous arrangements to her essentially folk-rock melodies. And it worked... with the hard, often harshly "industrial", multi-layered rhythms adding to the impact of her songs and perfectly complementing her almost deadpan approach to them. Different, exciting, at times (as on the exquisite "In Liverpool") quite beautiful, and, with only a couple of exceptions, very effective it's not only stood the test of time but begs the question why she hasn't worked with more similarly adventurous producers to take things even further.

Not that there's anything wrong with her sparse, equally intriguing but musically "safer" output since then - both "Nine Objects of Desire" & "Songs in Red & Gray" are superb albums - but, as 99.9F showed, her highly distinctive, almost detached delivery coupled with the sheer power of her compositions are ideally suited to a more innovative & adventurous approach... time for a collaboration with one of the new generation of perceptive electronica/dance master mixers?
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Gabor Dudas on 9 Nov. 2009
Format: Audio CD
This is one of my favourite Suzanne Vega album. I love the electronic and bit industrial sounding especially e.g. in the song Blood Makes Noise. I met with this album first in high school ~15 years ago when our English teacher gave us as task to make a translation of the song Bad Wisdom and I am still quite often listening it.
It is true that this album is quite different from the previous ones, where mostly the acoustic guitar dominated the songs with some light keyboards in the back, but I think the sound of the album what Suzanne Vega and Mitchell Froom (producer, keyboard) created itself worth listening to it. The only problem with it that it ends too soon (it is only 37 minutes long).
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Jan Patrik Sahlstrøm on 14 Nov. 2011
Format: Audio Cassette
This album takes Suzanne Vega in a completely new direction. It has a much harder industrial sound than her previous albums. Personally I think it is absolutely brilliant, but if you come here and expect more of the same after Solitude Standing, you might be dissappointed. Or you might be very pleasantly surprised, like I was.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By ALIEN ALRIGHT on 24 Jun. 2005
Format: Audio CD
One of those albums that I considered buying when released but didn't. Now thirteen years later, after listening to a few tracks at a friend's house, I finally own it, and I don't regret it at all.
It's a true vintage record that not only signaled a change of direction for Vega at the time, but also I believe paved the way to a more edgy female singer/songwriter style, portrayed by artists such as Liz Phair and Aimee Mann.
However, this album still sounds completely unique with its mixture of tin/ metal sounding (programmed?) percussions, deep jazzy bass guitar, occasionally filtered vocals and industrial guitars - all together creating an­ incredible atmosphere.
Songs like 'In Liverpool', 'Blood Make Noise' and the title track are absolute musts in any record collection. I'm glad I've got them on this remarkable effort and not as part of one of her compilations. Vega's best album by far!
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